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Socialist Lee Carter among incumbents to lose in primary

Lee Carter, Charlotte Carter
Posted at 1:44 PM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 13:44:27-04

MANASSAS, Va. -- Two-term socialist Democrat Lee Carter lost his bid for reelection to the Virginia legislature.

Carter lost Tuesday's primary election to challenger Michelle Lopes-Maldonado in a three-way race.

Carter represents the Manassas area in the General Assembly. He also ran for governor and finished last in that five-way race.

He is one of at least three Democratic incumbents to be knocked off in the primary.

The Associated Press declared Lopes-Maldonado the winner Wednesday, but Carter conceded Tuesday night.

In a series of tweets, he said the job had made him miserable and he plans to become a farmer.